iFADO partners meeting in Plocan – Gran Canaria

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PLOCAN hosted the 2nd General Assembly of partners of the European iFADO (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean) project, which was co-ordinated by the Portuguese Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), aimed at assessing the technical and management advances tackled in the course of the last six months against the tasks and objectives established in the project work plan.

Funded by the European Interreg Atlantic Area programme, in its 2016 call for projects, in strand 1 “Drive innovation and competitiveness”, iFADO attempts to detect and cover any technical gaps that there may be in the framework of the deep Atlantic Ocean, using the Framework Directive on Marine Strategy (FDMS) to such end, implemented by applying innovative products. In its implementation, iFADO combines oceanic monitoring using conventional systems and methodologies with cutting-edge technologies like autonomous platforms, including submarine gliders.

iFADO is a four-year project, co-ordinated by the IST and with the participation of twenty both public and private partners from Portugal, Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain and France.